Danielle Brooks

Actress

Fresh out of Juilliard, Danielle Brooks is known for her star role as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson in the Neflix original series Orange Is the New Black. In January 2014, she became the first African-American woman to appear on HBO's Girls when she guest starred on their "Females Only" episode. The Hollywood fresh face also snagged a leading role in the 2012 TV movie Modern Love(Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Jennifer Hudson on The Color Purple 's Shug Avery vs. Dreamgirls ' Effie White

The Color Purple cast on why the story belongs on Broadway.

Celebrities: The Cast of The Color Purple on Broadway

The musical returns in November. (6/21/2015)

Top 10 Reasons to Watch 'Orange Is the New Black'

Get ready to have your heart warmed.

Commentary: Is Segregation the New Black?

What's the real message behind Rolling Stone's whitewashed cover?

Danielle Brooks Pens Beautiful Essay About Learning to Love Herself

The OITNB star opens up about teenage struggles and thoughts of suicide.

Out and About: SXSW Music Edition

Zoe Kravitz, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris and more heat up the Austin, TX, festival.
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